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Best .30 cal. bullet weight for PA

What's the best bullet weight in .30 cal. for PA hunting?
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Re: Best .30 cal. bullet weight for PA

I chose 165gr assuming a deer load, but I would go with a heavier bullet for bear. Bear >180 grs.
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Re: Best .30 cal. bullet weight for PA

i say...whatever your rifle shoots the best. My XS likes the 150s and will not stabilize a 180 at all. so my vote is for 150.

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I would agree that 180 is the choice for Bear. But since the 150 is the better deer bullet it may make sense just to pick a good 165 and be done with it.
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i say...whatever your rifle shoots the best. My XS likes the 150s and will not stabilize a 180 at all. so my vote is for 150.

There is always that consideration. But for the sake of the poll we're just assuming that if all other things are equal, what's the best weight? And I know bullet construction varies greatly within any given weight (i.e, a 150 can be either a Barnes X or a Win. Power-Point) but just consider your preferred style bullet and then pick your favorite weight.
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I also could have included the 170 but didn't since it's rather limited to the .30-30.
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Since i don't hunt Pa. with .30 cal. i picked 150 gr. thinkin most Big Game hunters in Pa. hunt deer and the .30 cal. takes in the 308.300sav and 06's...later
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Since i don't hunt Pa. with .30 cal. i picked 150 gr. thinkin most Big Game hunters in Pa. hunt deer and the .30 cal. takes in the 308.300sav and 06's...later



YOU DON'T WHAT?
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I'm assuming since you mentioned 30 cal, you are talking Bear and elk, so I chose 220!!

No one would use a 30 for deer, they'd use a 270!!
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YO your right you got me. Yes I hunt bear with my 300 rum 180 gr. but i
'm sorry. I was thinkin of most of the hunters and what they huntfor. Deer season rifle in PA. is one big day and lots of guys the only day....later
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